Mary gets the chance to open the show. The ongoing story is that Jack has Don held captive in his den until he agrees to sign his contract, and jack won’t let him out until he does.
Flashback to jack’s house where the cast all join forces to stand up for Don, but will jack see their efforts as a mutiny? They complain about the way jack tricked them into their own contracts. Don is nearly delirius when the cast come to talk to him. The Sportsmen tap at the windo to serenade Don with, If I Had the Wings of an Angel.
Jack caves in on Don’s pay raise, and Don signs.
The cast give Jack a hard time about Jacks appearance on last week’s Ford Theater program. Jack storms out as mary shares the deep dark secrets of what really happened, and why jack didn’t appear. Flashback to Jack calling the producer to make arrangements to appear with Claudette Colbear on that show. Hey, a flashback withing a flashback show.
Jack wants to do the part that Vincent Price is to play. Jack phones Claudette to convince her that she should pick him to work with as her leading man. Jack pushes his way into the rehearsal at her house.
Later at Claudette’s house, Vincent is already there. The rivalry between the two male stars leads to some classic comic moments. Jack interupts with disturbing sounds as he cracks walnuts. He eavesdrops to break into the scene out of character at the dramatic scene.
Will the rehearsal ever be over? If only they can get rid of Jack.